2022 submissions open March 1st through June 1st 2022.



Entry Rules



The ConnectHER Film Festival is an international youth competition that welcomes short films about issues that impact women and girls. Before making a film for submission, please read all of the following entry requirements and FAQs. We are excited to see your submissions! Good luck!

  1. Films must focus on one of our topic areas listed here. Categories include global girls’ education, women and work, ending violence against women, women refugees, women's global health issues, women and the environment, women, and girls in tech, and redefining beauty.
  2. We accept every type of filmmaking form and style; whether animation or live-action, documentary or narrative.
  3. Filmmakers must be 13 to 25 years old at the submission date. That means that scripts, storyboards, directing, cinematography, editing, etc., must be done by people who meet this age requirement. Actors can be any age.
  4. Films must be original works that have not yet been screened at other major film festivals.
  5. Films must be 3 to 6 minutes long.
  6. Film file formats accepted are .mov and .mp4.
  7. Films must be submitted by the deadline to qualify. No late submissions will be accepted.
  8. At the end of your film, please add a slide that lists at least two organizations that are working on solutions to the issue(s) that you address. Also, include this final ConnectHER end marker.
  9. If your film contains any graphic content, include a warning near the beginning of the film. ConnectHER has full discretion about accepting films, particularly in instances where film submissions contain nudity, profanity, violence, or sexually explicit content.
  10. PowerPoints will not be accepted. Films must have some cinematic value.

SHARE YOUR FILM! Once your film has been approved and placed in the ConnectHER Film Festival gallery, share it! A People’s Choice winner will be selected by judges from the top 10 films with the most votes.


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VOTING RULES FOR PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD


To cast your vote for your favorite film for the People’s Choice Award, go to the Watch page, hover over the thumbnail of the film you select and click on the heart button to vote. For each video, there is a limit of one (1) vote per person/device. In competing for the award, each entrant certifies full compliance with all rules governing the Contest from initial submission of a film through the time of the award. Fraudulent activity will result in disqualification.

TERMS & CONDITIONS


Each time you submit your content, you will be confirming your acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, all the Terms & Conditions of ConnectHER Film Festival’s Terms of Use, including, without limitation, this Agreement.

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